Specialist Programs and Services

A Team Approach to Care

The genetic and metabolic multidisciplinary care team includes geneticists, neurologists, hematologist/oncologists, neuropsychiatrists, cardiologists and other specialists who collaborate to offer comprehensive care for children with specific disorders.
 

Genetic Counseling Programs

Patients with a variety of genetic conditions are seen by a board-certified genetic counselor and clinical geneticist for counseling. Genetic counseling programs involve gathering detailed information regarding medical and family history, assessing risk for offspring and family members, discussing the origin and natural history of the issue, and describing genetic testing options. Indications for referral include family history of a genetic condition, previous pregnancy with an abnormality/genetic condition, recurrent pregnancy loss, teratogen exposure, increased risk for genetic condition based on ethnicity, advanced maternal age, abnormal prenatal testing (screening or diagnostic), and ultrasound anomalies.

Genetic Testing - Dr. Parul - Miami Children's Hospital
Meet Dr. Parul Jayakar Director of the Neuro-Genetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.